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F*rd Expedition a/c question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by cbbr, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. cbbr

    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    My wifes expedition needs a little bump of freon. It's 134, so i'm not worried about global warming. Thing is, with all of the plastic under the hood, I don't see the "valve stem" to charge it. Where is it???
     
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    It's under the thingamabob next to the windinger over by the whatchamacallit.

    :doah:
     
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    What he said
     
  4. cbbr

    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Simple enough, where is the thingamabob? Certainly someone knows?
     
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    For someone with so many posts here, this sure is a stupid question.:whistle: After 5000+ posts you would think that you would know that this is a Chevy forum not a furd one.:haha:
     
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    Esteban86K5 1/2 ton status

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    Just so your not left hanging. I went out and took a picture of where I think mine is.

    This is on a 2003 furd. You didn't says what year yours is.

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  7. cbbr

    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Yes, it is a stupid noob question and that is what I thought, but the damn connector on the freon can does not fit it. I thought that I was crazy and this is not helping.

    It is a 1999 expedition, 2wd, 5.4l. I tried using the "quick charge" stuff from AZ over lunch because the AC is not really cool enough. The connector is too small. I guess that I will try thr manifold gauges at the house tonight. You would think that the connector is universal, but maybe not.
     
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    furd would have actually have done something right if they made it easy to refill. But no, just like everything else, it has to be difficult.

    I'm just giving you a hard time about the noob question. Just wanted to clarify.
     
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    Amen.. Nothing further need be said...

    /thread.
     
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    thats the high side fitting. usually charge from the low side. keep looking, if you cant find it, ill look tomorrow on my pa in laws expo.
     
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    Well now that would have ben nice to find out the hard way. I am going to look again tonite and see if there is another port close to the compressor. I really like working on my suburban right now....
     
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    Where does the shop manual say that the fitting or port is located?
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    If you are asking me, I don't have a shop manual.
     
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    You might want to see how much freon is actually in there before you jsut start adding. Does it have a leak? If not, why is it low. A system can cool improperly if its overfilled too.
     
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    If anyone is ever wondering, the low pressure port i behind a bracket holding a bunch of wires up against the firewall. The pic is of the high pressure port which is, of course, eay to get to.:rolleyes:
     
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    Yep, I have manifold gauges, I was just being lazy this morning. 30lbs when I started, 45 lbs now. (Low side) and I put UV in it to look for a leak so we will see. The truck's AC has never been serviced, so it is probably just time to top it off.
     

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